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Policies

Policy GC-05-03 - Review by Hearing Officer

Effective Dates

August 30, 2005 to November 22, 2005

Series

General and Corporate

General Information

The Workers' Compensation Act gives the following individuals the right to request a Review by Hearing Officer, of a decision concerning a claim for compensation:

• a worker;
• a dependant of a deceased worker; and
• an employer.

2. A Hearing Officer appointed by the President conducts the review. The parties have the right to appeal that decision to the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal, which is an appeal body independent of the Board of Directors.

3. Where compensation has been suspended or reduced for reasons outlined in subsection 8(1) of the Act, the worker may appeal the decision directly to the Appeal Tribunal.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide a basic framework for the administration of the review process. The policy includes general information concerning reviews related to claims for compensation.